Hubble tracks Ceres

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope took these images of the asteroid 1 Ceres over a 2-hour and 20-minute span, the time it takes the Texas-sized object to complete one quarter of a rotation. One day on Ceres lasts 9 hours.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, J. Parker (Southwest Research Institute), P. Thomas (Cornell University), and L. McFadden (University of Maryland, College Park)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0527a
Type:Collage
Release date:7 September 2005, 20:30
Size:880 x 781 px

About the Object

Name:Ceres
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
330 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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